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    Blanding's Turtle

    Rescued this male Blanding's Turtle from the middle of the road a few months ago. Thought it was about time to post some pics.
    On a side note, someone had pointed out that this was an endangered species when I found it and keeping such species is illegal in my home state. That information is incorrect.. I'd like to reference some literature to keep a repeating discussion from starting.
    ~ Blanding's Turtle, Emydoidea blandingii ~ As previously noted, the automobile is certainly a major drain on the population. The species has been given legal protection in some states, particularly on the edge of its range, or where it exists only in isolated relict populations. In Michigan, where they appear to be holding their own in the remaining habitat, a daily bag limit (2) and possession limit (6) is in effect. ref: http://www.tortoise.org/archives/blandings.html









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    Awwww It's so pretty!
    And you're so wonderful for saving it...most people just squish them


    My turtley boy. He's the only Red-Eared Slider I've ever met that actively approaches people =]

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    I grew up on a lake that was swamped with them.. Really cool little guys!

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    Awesome turtles
    There aren't supposed to be any here but discovered a population in a derelict park nearby.
    my growlist: http://terraforums.com/forums/showth...306#post976306
    My pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/taliesin-ds/

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    How big will it get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by i<3carnivores View Post
    How big will it get?
    BIG!! They can get up to a shell size of 10.5" in length. Gonna have to get a bath tub to keep him in. lol

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    Yeah, we'd need a pond if ours was a female.
    Stock ponds, atleast down here, are cheap.

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    Neat, when are you going to release him/her?

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